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Press Statement - Online Submissions for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms now Live

Friday, 25 March 2016

The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts, and the general public on the design of the reconciliation mechanisms. The online submission questionnaire is now live on the tri-lingual website of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, “www.scrm.gov.lk”.

 

Active participation by Sri Lanka at the Sixtieth Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) in New York 14 - 24 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sri Lanka actively participated at the Sixtieth Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations in New York, with high-level engagement from the government as well as by civil society. This included three side events co-hosted by the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission to New York.

President Maithripala Sirisena condoles with Japanese earthquake victims

Thursday, 17 March 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena, in a message to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito, expressed his deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the earthquake that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan on the 14th and 16th of April 2016. The President, further in his message, expressed confidence that the resilient people of Japan will overcome the calamity with their indomitable spirit and courage.

Minister Chandrani Bandara Jayasingha delivers statement at the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Minister of Women and Child Affairs, Hon. Chandrani Bandara Jayasingha delivered a statement today (15th March 2016) during the general discussion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The priority theme of this year’s CSW60 is ‘Women’s Empowerment and its link to sustainable development.’ In her statement, Ms. Jayasingha noted the importance of empowering women in order to ensure the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Minister Chandrani Bandara Jayasingha speaks at the Ministerial Segment Roundtable during the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, 14 March 2016

Minister of Women and Child Affairs Hon. Chandrani Bandara Jayasingha delivered remarks at a roundtable on the priority theme of ‘Women’s Empowerment and its link to sustainable development,’ during the Ministerial Segment of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at the United Nations, New York on 14th March 2016. 

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, offers his condolences to UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki Moon on the passing of Mr. Boutros Boutros Ghali

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera  offers his condolences to UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon on the passing of Mr. Boutros Boutros Ghali, sixth Secretary General of the United Nations (1992 – 1996). Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali was the first Arab and the first from Africa to hold the post.

The Mission celebrates Sri Lanka's 68th Anniversary of Independence together with the Community

Sunday, 07 February 2016

·        “Please continue to enrich us with your culture and your wisdom” – Mayor Phillip Kramer

·        “We are celebrating the 68th Anniversary of our Independence at a very important juncture of the contemporary political history of Sri Lanka” –   Amb. Perera